The 5 Best Mini Wine Fridges As Of April, 2018 (And 9 Other Models)

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Not all kitchens accommodate large wine refrigerators, and many of us just want to store and display a handful of our best wines for special guests or family dinners, right? In that case, a mini wine fridge that typically holds 4 to 8 wine bottles atop a small counter space might be the way to go.

Mostly trading off the niceties of larger models -- like too different cooling zones, luscious wood shelves or security locks, mini wine coolers are small-enough to fit limited kitchen spaces and corners. Here are several of the latest counter-top models, mostly storing bottles in a single temperature zone. Some of these mini wine coolers are even able to dispense per-glass servings while others can be affixed under a cupboard. They are also among the cheapest models we have found.

Almost all mini fridges listed here are freestanding models and have space for less than 9 bottles (typically 4 or 8, but some models hold 6 bottles).


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Best Model 2018*
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#1
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4.5
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Magic Chef MCWC6B 6-bottle Small Wine Fridge

The positive portion of the Magic Chef MCWC6B mini wine cooler's 67 reviews (collected and scanned by our system across multiple sources) praises it greatly for its countertop-friendly form that is compact yet classy-looking. Many reviewers have said that this model looks and feels very well-made, and have especially expressed delight over the blue interior lighting. Going beyond external appearances, the Magic Chef MCWC6B has also been reported to effectively do its job of chilling six wine bottles without any problems.

However, it's reportedly noisier than what's ideal, especially for a device that commonly sits on top of kitchen counters. Another common gripe we have seen among buyer reviews is the lack of a digital display which, along with the dial knob-type control, makes it impossible for a specific temperature to be set. Obviously, this is a potential problem for the extra-particular wine drinker, unless you decide to put a thermometer inside.

In addition, the control knob's placement makes it a bit hard to access and use, as reported by reviewers. Since the knob is apparently placed near the interior light source, looking at the markings on the dial could be straining for the eyes.

These ergonomic issues aside, the Magic Chef MCWC6B small wine fridge has still earned far more positive reviews than negative ones, as it appears to be completely able to perform its job while being space- and cost-efficient. With this in mind, it's not surprising that it is currently the number-one mini wine fridge on this top 5 list (Learn how we rank items) with a 98 confidence level (More on confidence levels).

Average rating:
(88%) (67 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Second Best
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#2
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4
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High

Westinghouse WWT080MB Small Wine Cooler

With its 4 stars averaged from 63 reviews, we rank this Westinghouse model the second best mini wine fridge. * By the way, this list is based on a full analysis of hundreds of mini wine fridge reviews from multiple sources.

Dimensions of 18.4 x 10 x 20.2 inches

Average rating:
(84%) (63 reviews)   
Also Good
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#3
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4
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Great

Haier 6-bottle HVTEC06ABS Mini Wine Fridge

The HVTEC06ABS is one of the smallest wine refrigerators we have seen (6 bottles), which Haier says will operate vibration-free and ultra-quietly.

Dimensions of 14.2 x 10 x 20.6 inches

Average rating:
(82%) (900 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
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#4
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Score:
4
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OK
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Ivation 8-Bottle Small Wine Refrigerator

Dimensions of 17.7 x 9.9 x 19.7 inches

Average rating:
(84%) (26 reviews)   
Also Good
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#5
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4
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High

Westinghouse WWT060TB Mini Wine Cooler

Dimensions of 14.88 x 10 x 20.25 inches
Capacity: 6 bottles

Average rating:
(82%) (40 reviews)   

More mini wine fridges, sorted by the latest model first:

Dimensions of 16.3 x 10.2 x 18.5 inches
Capacity: 6 (can only fit bottles with up to 12.6-inch lengths) bottles

Average rating:
(80%) (4 reviews)   

SPT WC-0888H Small Wine Cooler Fridge

Dimensions of 17.7 x 10 x 20.5 inches
Capacity: 8 bottles

Average rating:
(56%) (21 reviews over 2 sources)   

Vinotemp IL-OW002 Mini Wine Cooler Fridge

Dimensions of 10.3 x 11.4 x 10.3 inches
Capacity: 2 (750-ml) bottles

Average rating:
(60%) (3 reviews over 2 sources)   

Koolatron WC04 Compact 4-Bottle Mini Wine Refrigerator

With only a 4-bottle capacity, this mini fridge can be mounted onto cupboards or affixed along your counters, avoiding clutters caused by larger models.

Dimensions of 20.63 x 6 x 14.3 inches
Capacity: 4 bottles

Average rating:
(54%) (3 reviews)   

Vinotemp VT-8TEDTS-ID Compact Wine Cooler

Dimensions of 16.125 x 10.25 x 23.875 inches
Capacity: 8 (The door compartment only stores bottles which are not more than 12.79-inch tall) bottles

Average rating:
(66%) (9 reviews over 2 sources)   

Dimensions of 16 x 10.50 x 19.63 inches

Average rating:
(67%) (170 reviews over 4 sources)   

The CWC-800 is an 8-bottle thermoelectric mini wine cooler with a cooling capacity of 39F to 68F.

Dimensions of 17.24 x 10.04 x 17 inches

Average rating:
(72%) (105 reviews)   

The FRW041 is a mini 4-bottle wine cooler that still manages to store your wines within roughly 46-64F (common for bigger models) on four chrome wire racks.

Dimensions of 17.9 x 6.5 x 19.7 inches

Average rating:
(70%) (315 reviews over 2 sources)   

The FR24SL is a basic thermoelectric 8-bottle wine cooler with a thermal glass door, LCD display, and adjustable level legs.

Dimensions of 17 x 12 x 22 inches
Capacity: 8 (source also says 13 max) bottles

Average rating:
(62%) (52 reviews over 2 sources)   

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